In 1989, Michael’s Dad, Peter Corbishley acquired Whitsunday Fibreglass and Marine in Airlie Beach, along with his Mum, Norma. Michael joined the business not long after that and they manufactured the first 6 man outrigger canoes in Australia called the Classic as well as building other boats and providing repairs and refurbishments to a variety […]
Posts Tagged ‘Mirage’
Eight years ago, Outrigger Connection in Hawaii constructed eight concept Mirages of composite hybrid constuction that weighed in at a record breaking 90kg! (200lbs!) That was eight years ago… …fast forward to present. 2010, Outrigger Connection is now introducing “VOSA.” An “M2 Mirage.” Extremely hybrid layup of natural composite tech weighing in at 72kg!!! (160lb!!!) […]
The Arafura Outrigger Canoe Club recently took delivery of their two new beautiful lightweight Mirages and held a beautiful blessing ceremony for them in Darwin. It’s great to see such respect and tradition for the canoe is so strong up in the top end. Here is the video they put together of the ceremony, lookout […]
As you all know we are now making lightweight Mirages, weighted up to 155kg of course! But did you know you can start racing lightweight now before the 2013 rule change and still be totally legal? Yes it’s true, you can put a set of our lightweight iakos, Puffy Ama and lightweight covers off our […]
Getting some great pics of Mirage canoes in action on the Outrigger Connection Facebook page. If you haven’t posted yours yet, hurry up only a few days left to win a Patagonia paddling top. http://www.facebook.com/pages/Outrigger … 3762962422 Cheers Barts
Here is some great video footage of a lightweight Mirage in action being paddled in Hawaii. The narration is by Walter Guild the designer of the Classic and Force 5 OC6s. If you want some more info on the new lightweight Mirage or would like to place an order please contact me.
If you would like to lighten your Mirage up now and not wait for the 2013 rule change but don’t want to go to the expense of buying a whole new lightweight Mirage here are a couple of options you can try. New lightwight Puffy Ama – We are now building carbon/kevlar vacuum bagged Puffy […]
With the new minimum weight for OC6 canoes in Australia reduced to 130kg I am happy to announce that Outrigger Connection Australia is now producing new Mirage canoes using new and exotic material to get the weight down without sacrificing any strength and most importantly not increasing the price. Our new lightweight Mirages hulls will […]
I just came across this great huli drill on YouTube posted by the Oceanside OCC. It’s very good and a handy reminder as we go into our OC6 season.
I dug up this footage (apologies for the quality) of Karel Jr and the boys playing and flying the ama in Hawaii in a lightweight Mirage. Looks like heaps of fun and a bit tricky!